In the build-up to the United Conservative Party’s budget release on Oct. 24, many non-governmental organizations and non-profits across the province signed on to a “growing coalition” called Keep Alberta Strong. The initiative is focused on continuing to make sure the province’s most vulnerable are not affected by spending cuts.

Alberta has long been hindered by a low post-secondary participation rate – something education advocates have struggled to explain. But, while the United Conservative Party’s education agenda does include some investments for skills training, its budget cuts to universities are likely going to make the participation rate problem worse.

Like many children of immigrants, growing up without her heritage language was normal for Katarina Daignault. When her Indo-Carribean mother and grandmother immigrated to Canada, they made a decision many do when they immigrate: to let go of the Hindi language and learn English.

Tuesday nights are now the new home for the Super Smash Social (the Social), a weekly event held at the Super Smash Café in northwest Calgary.